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Q: Engine pings

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The engine is pinging, and I have a possible oil leak.

A: Engine ping is usually caused by bad spark ...

Engine ping is usually caused by bad spark plugs. Typically the spark plugs become worn out and do not detonate the cylinder at the proper time. I would recommend having a tune up performed by a technician. Spark plugs and wires are recommended for replacement at ~30,0000 miles. It is also possible to get better plugs and wires that will last significant longer.

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